Archive for the ‘Podcast Episodes’ Category

Disruption, Innovation, and Battling Complacency with Whitney Johnson-Episode 242 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Recognized as one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50), Whitney Johnson is an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption; specifically, a framework which she codifies in the critically acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and the upcoming book Build an “A” Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve. (Harvard Business Press, 2018). […]

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Las Vegas Mass Shooting: Fear, Faith and Commitment with Officer Bryon Bunitsky-Episode 241 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Officer Bryon Bunitsky was among the first officers at the shooter’s hotel room during the October 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was recognized for his bravery by President Donald Trump. After being in the law enforcement for 20 years, Bryon has a passion to impact kids. He feels that if we can reach the kids early, […]

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Doing Business With Friends of Friends With David Burkus- Episode 240 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

David Burkus is a best-selling author, an award-winning podcaster, and associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University. His forthcoming book, FRIEND OF A FRIEND, offers readers a new perspective on how to grow their networks and build key connections—one based on the science of human behavior, not rote networking advice. He is also the author of UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT […]

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Gender Roles and Rules in Leadership with Amanda Johns Vaden- Episode 239 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Amanda Johns Vaden is a Founding Partner at Southwestern Consulting ™, which is an international, multi-million dollar sales consulting organization, which focuses on creating systems to increase performance. Amanda and Southwestern Consulting work with companies such as Wells Fargo, Keller Williams, DIRECTV and AFLAC just to name a few. Amanda is a million dollar producer, Senior Consultant, Executive Coach and […]

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Attention Pays with Neen James- Episode 238 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Neen James is the author of Folding Time™ and Attention Pays™. In 2017, she was named one of the top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru because of her work with companies like Viacom, Comcast, and Abbot Pharmaceuticals among others. Neen has boundless energy, is quick-witted and always offers powerful strategies for paying attention to what matters so you can […]

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Deep Work with Cal Newport – Episode 237 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004. In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world […]

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Faster Together and Team Productivity with Laura Stack – Episode 236 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Laura Stack is an award-winning keynote speaker and bestselling author of eight books. She is a noted expert in employee and team productivity. She is best known by her moniker, “The Productivity Pro®.” Her engaging personality, combined with over 25 years of experience helping organizations achieve RESULTS, have made her one of the most sought-after experts and keynote speakers in […]

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Creating Healthy Workplace Culture with William Vanderbloemen – Episode 235 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

William Vanderbloemen has been able to combine over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of Executive Search to provide churches with a unique offering: a deep understanding of local church work with the very best knowledge and practices of professional executive search. Prior to his founding The Vanderbloemen Search Group, William studied executive […]

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Becoming the Expert in Your Space with Mark Deutschmann – Episode 234 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Mark Deutschmann is a community builder who has worked with neighbors, city leaders and nonprofits for 30-plus years while helping shape development in Nashville and revitalizing the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Deutschmann started selling real estate in 1986 and founded Village Real Estate Services in 1996, which now employs more than 350 agents and staff. In 2003, he started Core […]

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How Originals Manage and Master Risk with Adam Grant – Episode 233 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for six straight years. He is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40. He is the author of three New York Times bestselling […]

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The Success Principles with Jack Canfield – Episode 231 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Jack Canfield is most known as the co-creator and co-author of the New York Times #1 best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul book series which currently has 225 titles in the series and more than 500 million copies in print in 47 languages. He is also the founder and President of the Canfield Training Institute, which trains entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, […]

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Mistakes Leaders Make with Skip Prichard – Episode 230 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Skip Prichard is President & CEO of OCLC, a global nonprofit computer library service and research organization. Its goals include furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. He is also the author of The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future. Most recently, Mr. Prichard served for five years as President & CEO of […]

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Your Best Year Ever with Michael Hyatt – Episode 229 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World and the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want. His newest book, Your Best Year Ever was published in January and has already reached the USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal […]

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Heart of Service as a Strategic Competitive Advantage – Episode 228 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Over the course of time we at Southwestern Consulting have come to believe a heart of service is a strategic competitive advantage. In this episode Rory shares the 5 business advantages that come from having a heart of service. Show Highlights: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with a team. – […]

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We’re Back! Announcing The New Digital Marketing Coaching Program

Our new Digital Marketing Coaching website is now up! Come check out what was formerly known as Southwestern Consulting’s Automated Revenue Machine.

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To Sell is Human and When with Daniel Pink – Episode 226 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don’t know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of “when” decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious […]

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Defeated to Undefeated: How to Turn a Team Around with Coach Porter – Episode 223 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Coach Porter won his 250th career game in 2015 and now ranks as the winningest active head coach in Middle Tennessee. He was third on the list in 2016, but Sam Harp of Lebanon (332 wins) and Craig Clayton of Hillsboro (284) both resigned in 2016 to return to their native state of Kentucky to coach. All of Coach Porter’s […]

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Referrals and Red Carpet Relationships with Ron Alford – Episode 222 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Ron Alford, Senior Partner of Southwestern Consulting, is a certified Top Producer Consultant Sales and Leadership Coach. He specializes in teaching ethical sales techniques and strategies that individuals and teams can use to immediately grow their sales. He is the former Regional Sales Director for The Southwestern Company, recruiting, training, mentoring and managing over 600 salespeople over 19 years. Ron is […]

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Habits of High Performance with NBA Skills Trainer Alan Stein – Episode 221 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Alan Stein serves as the Director of Performance for Pure Sweat Basketball and is an internationally renowned expert on improving basketball-specific athleticism. He served as the Head Performance Coach for the DeMatha Catholic High School basketball program for 6 years (after a 7-year stint at Montrose Christian). He has over 15 years of experience working with elite high school, college and NBA players […]

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Creating a High-Performance Culture with Chuck Runyon – Episode 220 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Chuck Runyon is the CEO at Self Esteem Brands: Anytime Fitness & Waxing The City. With more than 20 years of experience managing, owning and franchising health clubs, Chuck Runyon has distinguished himself as a leading authority in the field of fitness. Runyon revolutionized the fitness industry when he and Dave Mortensen co-founded Anytime Fitness – an alternative to big-box […]

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How to Recruit and Scale a Sales Team with Dustin Hillis – Episode 219 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Dustin Hillis is an entrepreneur and the Co-Founder of Southwestern Consulting. He has a degree in Psychology and is the author of the book Navigate: Selling The Way People Like To Buy and Co-author of newly released Navigate 2.0. He is the co-creator of the sales training curriculum Top Producer’s Edge & Manager’s Edge, which has been fully integrated by more than 5,000 sales professionals worldwide. More than just […]

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